The Waiting

The Waiting

The True Story of A Lost Child, A Lifetime of Longing, and A Miracle for A Mother Who Never Gave up

Book - 2014
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"In 1928, 16-year-old Minka was on a picnic in the woods when she was assaulted and raped [and became pregnant]. The baby was secretly born, named Betty Jane, and given up for adoption. For decades, Minka wrote letters trying to get news of her daughter; she kept loving and praying for her, even though she never dared believe they would meet again. Until nearly eighty years later, when Minka whispered [a] secret, impossible prayer for the first time ... Unbeknownst to Minka, that very same day, a judge was releasing the sealed adoption records to her 77-year-old daughter. And soon, Minka's phone would ring"
Publisher: [Carol Stream, Illinois] : Tyndale Momentum, an imprint of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2014]
ISBN: 9781414391908
Characteristics: viii, 323 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm


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Sep 15, 2017

One of the most incredible stories I've ever read. I was absolutely engulfed and moved. Highly recommend!

Apr 19, 2016

This is a LOVE story! The love of a mother for her child. A child that she must give up due to the society, time and circumstances of the birth. The mother vows to NEVER forget her baby and keeps her promise. Throughout her life she loves and prays for her child even though she has absolutely no contact. She waits 80, yes 80, years to see her daughter again. The love of this family is palpable! The book was written by the subject's granddaughter and is a fitting tribute to an amazing woman. Wonderful first book!

Oct 07, 2015

Amazing wonderful story. Lots of wonderful detail and human interest. Heart-warming without being saccharine--author just lets the story tell itself and that is more than enough.

circlesquare May 23, 2015

Meticulously researched true story reads as easily as a historic novel. Beautiful story of hope, faith and a love that spans decades. So gratifying that Minka lived to see the whole story to completion.

Jul 27, 2014

Such a beautiful story. Well worth the read.


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